DIY Moroccan Inspired Lantern Made From Old Glass and Paper Doilies

5 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Medium

I love bohemian style and especially their colourful lanterns and glass. When I took part in a DIY challenge I knew I wanted to create a beautiful DIY Moroccan inspired lantern myself from items I already had at home. It turned out even more beautiful than I imagined.
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
I used an oversized old glass jar I had at home and washed it.
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
Once dry, I decided to try the unicorn spit on the glass.  First step before using unicorn spit, I put a layer of mod podge (so the Unicorn Spit had something to adhere to) and let it dry completely. Mod podge dries clear, so is a perfect base for glass.  Whilst unicorn spit was drying, I mixed a custom colour, I was aiming for a nice turquoise.  You will need - blue: green: white to create turquoise. If you don't have unicorn spit, acrylic paints might work too.
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
Once the mod podge was dry, I painted the glass with Unicorn Spit.  The following step is optional, but as I wanted a nice authentic look I noticed paper towel I used to dry brushes, had a lovely pattern on, so I wrapped the glass in the paper towel and gently dabbed it, to remove excess Unicorn spit and create a pattern!
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
Doesn't this look gorgeous?!
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
The next step was to embellish the lantern.  I used a couple of paper doilies that I had in my craft stash and cut out the various shapes, then simply glued them on the glass using Mod Podge. 
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
I wanted to create a lovely lid for the lantern, so I found a fixture from an old lampshade, which I spray painted gold and glued on a door knob.  I added some turquoise accents on the door knob too.
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
To finish it off, I used a little gold accents around the embellishments to bring the whole look together!
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
A little bit of detail.
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
diy moroccan inspired lantern made from old glass and paper doilies
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  • Hope
    on Dec 30, 2018

    I woud luv to try this! Does the paper towel stay on the glass? Thank you!

    • From Evija with Love
      on Jan 3, 2019

      thank you Hope, i just pressed the paper towel against the wet unicorn spit (or paint if you use paint) and removed excess, literally for a few seconds which created the lovely pattern. Be sure not to smudge it, just little dabs

  • Rachel
    on Jan 5, 2019

    wasnt clear if paper towel stays on The Glass or is only used for pattern. Very nice!

    • From Evija with Love
      on Jan 6, 2019

      That’s right the paper towel really is just to press agains the wet mod podge /unicorn spit and then is removed it’s simply creating the beautiful pattern like a seal .

  • MawD
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Beautiful! Very inspiring.

    Is the gold dust put on dry or did you add before the midge podge dried? If I missed it, I apologize. Thanks!!

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  • Sunny
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Very cool 😎!

  • Eileen ross
    7 days ago

    All I can say is.........AWESOME! I just have to try it. I wonder if a few small jewels would be overkill. What do you think?

    • Eileen thank you ! Jewels are a great idea .. there’s only one way to find out ! Add them and if you don’t like them take them off .. I think it would look wonderful would love to see when you are done !

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